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Egyptian, 20th century, female.

Born 1929.

Engraver.

Mariam Abdel Aleem studied at the institute of art in 1954, and also studied engraving and printing in the USA. She was subsequently appointed professor at Alexandria's faculty of fine art.

She has taken part in a number of important group exhibitions, including the Biennale of engraving at Ljubljana and ...

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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 23 June 1929, in Johannesburg; died 31 December 2006, in London.

Painter, printmaker, draughtsman.

Albert Adams moved to Cape Town with his mother and sister at the age of four. After high school he studied at Hewat College, and attended art classes with Peter Clarke; he was refused entrance to the Michaelis School of Fine Art because of the colour of his skin....

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Algerian, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1965.

Born 1 June 1934, in Algiers.

Painter, engraver. Urban landscapes.

Mohamed Aksouh began work as a professional locksmith in 1949, and it was not until 1959 that he started sculpting and painting. He moved to Paris in ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 January 1953, in Saïda.

Painter, pastellist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Figuration Libre, Citationism.

Jean-Michel Albérola lived in Algeria until 1962. He then went to France, living successively in several cities, including Marseilles, Toulouse, Avignon and Paris. He studied in Marseilles and in Aix-en-Provence. Until ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born in St-Benin-d'Azy.

Engraver.

This artist was a pupil of Dézarrois and Dubouchet. He exhibited a portrait after Ingres at the Salon des Artistes Français in 1905.

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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Active in France since 1964.

Painter, engraver. Figure compositions, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Theatre decoration, designs for stained glass and for tapestries.

Mohamed Amich paints pictures of a Tunisia characterised by its traditions, festivals and crafts. Using a particularly wealthy range of colours, he construes and composes his works according to principal sketches and spatial structures, using a systematic approach stemming from Cubism via the teaching or example of André Lhote....

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Egyptian, 20th century, male.

Born 1923, in Tantah.

Engraver.

Kamal Amin studied engraving at the arts faculty in Cairo, after which he spent four years in Italy and France developing his skills. He was eventually appointed as assistant in the engraving department in which he had studied....

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Tunisian, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1952.

Born 10 October 1936.

Painter, engraver.

Ouanès Amor went to live in France at the age of 16. From 1960, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Robert Chastel. He became Gustave Singier's assistant in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1837; died 24 April 1877, in Algeria.

Painter, engraver. Military subjects, genre scenes, seascapes, landscapes.

Son and pupil of the landscape painter Jules André, the first painter to be employed at the Sèvres porcelain factory, Edmond André studied in Paris under Isidore Pils, and exhibited at the Paris Salon from ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Romec.1775.

Painter, engraver (burin), sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Antonelli's work includes Halt During the Flight into Egypt (after Maratti), Christ on the Mount of Olives (Correggio), a Madonna and Child (Trevisani), and copies of various statues from the basilica of St Peter's....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Activec.1560.

Engraver (wood).

Antonio da Cremona worked in the chiaroscuro technique. Six engravings have been attributed to him: Flight into Egypt, signed Ant Crem and dated 1547, Holy Family, signed Ant Cremonensis, 1550, Portrait of Mucius Scaevola, Marriage of St Catherine...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1913, in Constantine, Algeria; died February 1960, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache/mixed media), pastellist, lithographer, draughtsman.

CoBrA Group.

Jean Michel Atlan attended school in Constantine, and went to Paris in 1930 to study for a degree in philosophy at the Sorbonne. While working towards his teaching qualification, he taught in provincial schools until 1940, when he was dismissed as a result of the Vichy government's anti-Jewish laws. He then settled in Paris with his wife. He still did not paint, but wrote Surrealist-style poems which he illustrated with drawings. He started painting in 1941. During this period he was involved with the French Resistance, was arrested by the Germans in 1942 and, using his knowledge of psychiatry to pretend insanity, entered the hospital of Ste-Anne. His wife and family were imprisoned, and his brother was killed while serving as a commando. While in hospital, he continued to paint. In 1945 he illustrated Kafka's ...

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Willemijn Stokvis

French painter, lithographer and writer. The Jewish intellectual milieu in which he grew up led to his interest in philosophy and religion, and from 1930 to 1934 he studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. While in Paris, however, he was confronted with modern painting for the first time, and his interest in poetry was awakened. Recognizing a means of expressing his interest in magical phenomena, in ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Active in France from 1957.

Born 17 July 1937, in Casablanca, Morocco.

Painter, engraver.

Jean Hubert Attali exhibited his work in France from 1960 and took up engraving in 1963. He was a founding member of the International Biennale of Prints. He participated in the Paris Biennales of ...

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Aubourg  

French, 19th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 19th century.

Engraver (burin/etching).

Meyer attributes to Aubourg an unsigned folio of views of Egyptian monuments.

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British, 19th century, male.

Active in South Africa.

Born 1820, in King’s Lynn (Norfolk), England; died 1875, in Durban, South Africa.

Painter (oils, watercolours), printmaker (etching), draughtsman, explorer, cartographer, writer. Landscapes, marine and seascapes, portraits, natural history and ethnographic subjects.

Thomas Baines arrived at the Cape in ...

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Paul Hulton

Italian draughtsman and printmaker . He showed early artistic promise and was apprenticed to Giuseppe Civoli (1705–78), a Bolognese painter and professor of architecture at the Accademia Clementina in Bologna. As a student he won the gold medal for architectural design in an open competition at Parma in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died before 17 August 1775.

Engraver, print dealer.

Antoine Basset is known to have executed a Return from Egypt after Rubens.

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Esmé Berman

He trained as an art teacher in Johannesburg (1929–32), and his long career culminated in his appointment to the Chair of Fine Arts at the University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria (1964–71). In the 1930s he was among the first to recognize the aesthetic value of southern African rock art, proclaiming his empathy in several books; he replaced his own former realist style with motifs derived from ancient petroglyphs and paintings, as in ...

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South African, 20th century, male.

Born 1906, in Somerset East, Eastern Cape; died 1982, in Port Shepstone, Natal (KwaZulu-Natal).

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, printmaker, Collage, installations, performance art.

Walter Whall Battiss was raised in the Orange Free State (Free State), where he was introduced to rock art by William Fowler. He worked in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Office (...